Skills: Applied Creativity Theory; Aesthetics; Performative Curation; Art-Activism; Creative Problem Solving; Creativity Consultant (Non-Profit Sector/Art groups).
I am a self-taught creativity theorist, artist, performer, and interventionist.
I was a resident art member and performative curator in an East London Art Squat (491 Gallery) for three years, living, creating, and experiencing living-art(or live-in ?)within this ongoing experimental community art collective, which has now been established for over ten years.
I conceived and curated the community centred The Turpin Prize as a community alternative to the institutionalised and of less asthetic value Turner Prize.
I am involved in research on creative processes whilst continuing my art-life meaderings where the "Politics of Art & The Art of Politics synthesize".
Themes of my process are:
Individual, organisational, and community creativity within a wider Sociopolitical context;
The continuum between "conformity and creativity" and how this impacts upon the realisation of creative potential.
The psychosocial relationship between the individual, art, creativity, and notions of community.
Other concepts which influence my ideas and creative process are randomness,chance,unpredictability, coincidence, chaos, intuition, and the idea of flow. I attempt to explore such notions, and share my experiences through performative art and experimental collaborations with others.